Trucks carrying PDS foodgrains to be tracked with GPS

In order to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line, Delhi government has decided to track the trucks carrying food-grains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-Frequency IDentification ( RFID). The Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs has started work for establishing a comprehensive web based, real time tracking system for effective implementation of the Public Distribution System.

The movement of vehicles will be continuously under vigilance to ensure that the ration commodities are properly and timely delivered to the Fair Price Shops (FPS) and are not diverted to the open market. It will be implemented by the Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) Limited which is responsible for supplying food-grains from the six Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns in Delhi to about 2,500 FPS across the city.

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